Sunday, January 07, 2007

TN: Armored car courier shoots holdup man: "An armored car courier shot and seriously wounded a would-be robber this morning at a Whitehaven gas station. The courier was leaving the Mapco at 979 Brooks at about 8:30 when a robber, possibly armed with a pistol, began spraying him with tear gas or some chemical agent, according to C.M. Sturgis, a supervisory FBI agent with the Safe Streets Task Force. The Loomis Fargo & Co. courier drew his pistol and fired twice, striking the robber in the lower torso. The suspect jumped into a white Ford Crown Victoria with at least one man inside. He did not have the money bag. Police later found the suspect lying in the street at Ridge Road and Wagon Trail Lane, south of Raines Road and west of Weaver Road. He had been stripped of his clothing and dumped out of the car by his associates."

Legitimate self-defense: "For years now, well-meaning activists have sought to ban the lawful possession of concealed firearms within Utah schools. In a classic case of psychological projection, they insist that the mere presence of a firearm in anyone's hands will lead to loss of self control and murder should tempers flare. If asked whether that would be their response if someone angered them, they'll often retort, 'Of course not, I can control myself!' Apparently they believe they are the only ones capable of such self control. Most prefer to trust the state instead of trusting its citizens."

SAF inaugurates "Roosevelt Courageous Woman" award: "Recalling that the late former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a firm, if not outspoken, advocate of personal defense -- she campaigned for civil rights in 1958 in Tennessee with a pistol on her car seat -- the Second Amendment Foundation today is inaugurating a new award honoring women who use firearms in lawful defense against a criminal attack. SAF Founder Alan M. Gottlieb announced the award's first recipient will be a Mississippi grandmother who fatally shot a would-be robber in October."

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